“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”  – Jim Rohn

Ain’t that the truth! This new year I’m focusing on spreading the love – the Country House lifestyle love! Whether it’s through this blog, my on-line magazine (we’re designing the beautiful spring issue right now), Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or videos…I’m so happy to be sharing with you what I love to do!

One thing missing – something many of you have been asking for – is “the book”. The Connecticut Country House book is at the very top of my 2016 to-do list! (We’re starting #theyearofthebook!)

O.K….so that’s the plan, and I need your help please. In order to make this book happen, I need to build my readership and social media numbers even more. Please help me do this. Please share the blog, the magazine, and social media posts with family and friends. I know that your help would make all the difference! Your involvement makes it so much more personal for me and would be a wonderful way to kick-off 2016!

“Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends”  – The Beatles

Thank you dear friends. Let’s make this a beautiful new year.

Love, Nora






  1. Elise on January 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I came across your page on Facebook a couple weeks before Christmas and I was thrilled! Ok maybe a little obsessed ?. I have shared your information with anyone who I knew would be interested and will continue to do so. Thank you for the inspiration and I look forward to your posts, emails, blogs and now a possible book-exciting! Best wishes

    • Nora on January 3, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Hi Elise! So happy you found me! Thank you so very much for sharing!! Lots of wonderful things to come…..All the best, Love, Nora

  2. Lori on January 2, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Yes! All of that’s sounds wonderful! You have been such an inspiration to me since I found you this past year. I look forward to the coming year.

    • Nora on January 3, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Hi Lori! Thanks so very much! Wonderful to hear that you like what I’m doing….terrific! Much more to come! Thanks for your support. All the best, Love, Nora

  3. Tina on January 4, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    You got it!!! Everyone needs to see your creativity! Let’s spread the word and the goodness of Nora 🙂 Happy New Year and and we will make it a beautiful one! xoxo, Tina

  4. Yvonne on January 4, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Nora! I love anything New England and vacation on nantucket every summer. Your magazine and posts are inspirational and informative and bring memories of great times. A touch of New England in Michigan!

    • Nora on January 10, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Hi Yvonne! So happy we can share wonderful New England memories! And so happy you like what I’m doing!!
      Thanks very much, and wishing you all the best from Connecticut! Love, Nora 🙂

  5. Kimberly on January 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Happy New year Nora! I felt that same feeling you felt when I saw your house for the first time. It speaks to the heart. I look forward to so much more and have shared already as soon as I came across your FB page. Happy decorating!

    • Nora on January 10, 2016 at 11:12 am

      So happy you found me Kimberly! I’m so glad we speak the smae language!! 🙂
      Thanks very much and wishing you a wonderful New Year! Love, Nora

  6. Alberta on January 9, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Nora, your creativity is a feast for the eyes and inspiration for the soul that spreads warmth and love around you! Looking forward to sharing more of this life style decorating adventure.

    • Nora on January 10, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Thanks very much for your support! I very much appreciate it!!!! Wishing you a beautifdul year ahead! Love, Nora

  7. Deborah Dick on January 10, 2016 at 12:27 am

    I love it ! I’ve been waiting for you to create a book since I started following you…a few years now. Nothing better than to sit in a cozy spot by the fire and dream through a good decorating book. I have a feeling yours will be the best yet ! I will share the word. Please make this happen !

    • Nora on January 10, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Thanks very much for sticking with me!!
      Sadly, in this day and age of celebrities and social media, content is not always the most important thing……but I’m trying my best to keep content #1, and making it the very best it can be!! Hopefully we will prevail!!!!

      Thanks for all your encouragement and support Deborah! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Love, Nora

  8. Brenda on January 15, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Loved the peanut brittle recipe. My fiance loved it even more, as it was his gift after an especially trying day! All my best to you and your book. I live In NY but visit RI family often & love your decor. Good luck with you blogging and book ventures. God Bless.

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